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Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by goatnoob, Feb 19, 2010.
One of my goats just kidded, how long does it usually take for the kid to stand up?
Congrats on the kidding... Give the kid a Bo-Se shot ... deficient in selenium... it will take a while ... but they will be OK...also wouldn't hurt to give nutradrench....
You may have to hold the kid up to the reat or syringe feed it colostrum if it is to week...
Agreed, I normally give vit b complex and b 12 to help boost them too. Then again I have also just seen a kid take a day to have enough energy to get around. Feeding BOSS, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds will prevent selenium deficientcy in the future. Not much is needed just a pinch over the feed will work.
We have a 3 week old baby doe that is having trouble standing, we believe it is selenium defiency. I want to give her a shot of BoSe but do not know how much to give.
oops forgot to mention she weighs 5.5lbs. She weighed 4 lbs at birth, she is struggling but hanging on.
nancy d posted the dosage on another thread that you posted on Dennis... dont remember which off hand.
but yeah, Bo-se will help
"BoSe is 1cc pr 40lbs." --nancy d
yes ..that is the dosage...so if the baby only weighs 5.5lbs... I would maybe give like a quarter CC.... :wink:
oh and goatnoob
it usually only take 10 minutes or so for mine to stand up. some are faster and some are slower, but theyre all looking for colostrum!
yeah I gave him selenium, and since he couldn't stand up we milked the mother and gave him that. but when we came back in the morning he was almost dead. so we brought him inside. we gave him more milk and wrapped him up in a towel and put him by the fire. he got progressively better then got worse, he looked alert for a couple minutes then became drowsy again. then he started to have seizures.
i have the worst luck... :wallbang:
i know what you mean.
Ok, thanks we'll give her a shot and I will let you know how she does.
ok now he seems to have some sort of brain damage, so I think that if he isn't dead by tomorrow morning I think he is a cull. what do you guys think?
How is the little guy doing?
By brain damage...what is it that he's doing that makes you feel this way?
I am with Liz ...may I ask... why you would say that?
How is the baby?
he died... :sigh:
I thought he had brain damage because one side of his body was totally limp all the time, and the other side was totally normal...
Awe Im sorry for your loss
It definitely sounds like something wasn't right with him
I am so very sorry for your loss.... you gave the baby so much love....and tried so hard ....again ...I am so sorry....